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2018 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon John C. Sullinger Vineyard Oakville Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon John C. Sullinger Vineyard Oakville Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Oakville
Winery Nickel & Nickel
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
¥22,000  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Oakville
Winery Nickel & Nickel
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code FNN4CSJS18
UPC 686014000528
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Beautiful red plum and raspberry aromas underscored by subtle spice and earth open onto layers of juicy red fruit flavors. Classic Oakville tannins support the full, round palate, while soft toasted oak and spice lift the long, seductive finish.

Production

Vintage Notes

The 2018 growing season kicked off in late February and eased into a mild spring that gave us extended flowering and uniform clusters
throughout the vineyard. Summer continued this even trend, with consistent temperatures allowing fruit to have beautiful, extended
hang time. With no major heat spikes, we were able to patiently wait for every cluster to achieve perfect phenolic maturity. We began
harvesting the Sullenger Vineyard on October 18, picking each block exactly when it was ready.

Viticulture

The home vineyard of Nickel & Nickel, Sullenger Vineyard is situated behind the winery in the heart of Oakville and is named for John C.
Sullenger, who settled the farmstead in the 1880’s. The vineyard’s 30 acres of clay loam soil are planted exclusively to Cabernet Sauvignon, with 2 rootstocks and a few different clones which each add a unique element to the resulting wine.

Vinification

AGING : French oak barrels (50% new, 50% once-used)
RELEASE DATE : September 2020
HARVEST DATES : October 18, 23 & 25, 2018
SKIN CONTACT : 21 days 
TIME : 18 months
FIRST VINTAGE : 1997